Carlton Cross Country Course is set in 200 acres of beautiful rolling open
Bedfordshire countryside as well as woodland tracks. The course was designed
by Philip Herbert over 20 years ago, well established and mature, it is highly
regarded by Eventers and Trainers. Using Philip's designs
and built by BE Course Builders Philip Herbert and Nick Tusting the course is
constantly changing and new fences added to provide the rider with variety,
interest and challenge.
There are very few cross country courses I would travel 2 1/2 hrs to get to a
clinic, but Carlton is one of them. I have attended a few of the clinics
run by Carlton and I have to say I can't wait to get back
for some more!
The ground is always fantastic, the jumps are top quality & varied & the
welcome from Sara & her family is second to none! And if that wasn't enough
the trainers are enthusiastic, professional & approachable making it a truly
worthwhile day. The only downside is that I wished I lived closer to Carlton.
Ann Martin: Colchester, Essex
The focus of the course lies in the safe confines of the meadow surrounded
by high hedges and woodland ground. There are over 70 well maintained
fences with all the variety required to meet the needs of all abilities
including gallops, a water complex, ditches, banks and a wide variety
of other obstacles from 2`0 to 3`3-3`6.
The course runs over ancient pasture and the old turf is carefully maintained
and provides good going through most of the year. The course is fully
accredited by British Eventing, running at BE80, BE90, BE100 and BE Novice.
The layout of the fences allows a trainer to view virtually the entire
course from the top of the meadow ground which makes schooling for
groups and individuals very easy. You can let us know when you book
the course if you do have any special requirements and we will try
to accommodate these where possible - it may well be possible to book
you a slot for yourself only. You may be coming
here with a small group of friends and want to picnic afterwards -
again just let us know.
Carlton provides a beautiful venue for events, clinics,
rallies and schooling. Much time is spent looking after
the course by three generations of the Tusting family
who see the course as an extension
to the garden and as such, lovingly mow and build every
day of the week.
The photographs on this website have kindly been provided by
Thomas Selby, Alistair Tusting, John Tusting and Ultimate Images
We look forward to seeing you here soon.